Kellie Leitch is playing a dangerous game - 2016-09-08

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F0.png Kellie Leitch is playing a dangerous game September 8, 2016, Brent Rathgeber, iPolitics

I admit it … I was confused. When Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch sent out a survey recently asking respondents if the Canadian government should "screen potential immigrants for anti-Canadian values," I didn't know what to make of it.

As a lawyer, I'm sensitive to the fact that, on its own, a question does not imply a particular answer. In fact, for a survey question to be legitimate, it can't be leading respondents towards a specific answer. If it does, it's a push-poll, not a survey.

So was the public face of the infamous "barbaric cultural practices" tip line returning to poke the bear? Or was she conducting genuine social research?

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{{cite news | first = Brent | last = Rathgeber | title = Kellie Leitch is playing a dangerous game | url = https://ipolitics.ca/2016/09/07/kellie-leitch-is-playing-a-very-dangerous-game/ | work = iPolitics | date = September 8, 2016 | accessdate = May 31, 2019 }}